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WATCH: Miomir Kecmanovic Saves Match Point with Between-the-Legs Shot

Miomir Kecmanovic Tokyo

The Tokyo second round match between Miomir Kecmanovic and Daniel Evans was one of the nail-biting matches of the year and it featured what is surely one of the best match point saves we’ve ever seen in this sport. Evans had his sixth match point, on serve, and he had the point pretty much won, but Kecmanovic turned it around with an incredible tweener and ended up winning the point as Evans’s volley went long. What’s more, he went on to break Evans and then win the match after saving those six match points.

Kecmanovic had already narrowly escaped defeat in the first round against Yoshihito Nishioka and after these unbelievable heroics against Evans he’ll go on to face Frances Tiafoe in the quarterfinal, hoping to continue this epic run. Kecmanovic had had a really good start to the season, but after a heartbreaking loss to Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals of Miami he really struggled. But just like Alcaraz getting past him with seemingly impossible points in Miami got him down, escaping defeat against Evans here in seemingly impossibly fashion might just get him back up and he could use that confidence going forward.

Regardless of what might happen, though, it’s already guaranteed that Miomir Kecmanovic pulled off one of the most epic match point saves we’ll ever see in an ATP tour level, made even more iconic by the fact that he then went on to actually win the match. Evans played the point perfectly, but Kecmanovic just had all the answers.

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